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RCCG Suspends Pastor Iluyomade After Lavish Birthday Party Amid Grief

RCCG Suspends Pastor Iluyomade After Lavish Birthday Party Amid Grief

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has taken action against Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, the Senior Pastor of the City of David parish.

Iluyomade, also the head of the Apapa Family of the RCCG, has been suspended for three months by the church’s Governing Council. A panel has been set up to investigate allegations against him and the parish.

The decision to suspend Iluyomade came after public criticism of the extravagant birthday party thrown by his wife, Siju Iluyomade, shortly after the passing of a prominent member of the church, Herbert Wigwe, former CEO of Access Bank.

Pastor Charles Kpandei from RCCG Resurrection Parish of Region 11 has been appointed to replace Iluyomade. Kpandei started at the City of David on Sunday, June 2, but reportedly received a cool reception.

“Those in the City of David had been expecting Pastor Kpandei. Some top RCCG officials had to meet with some top people in the parish and confided in them that Pastor Idowu would have to be removed from the parish.

They needed to get the confidence of these top people because of the great influence of Pastor Iluyomade in the parish. The RCCG was not sure of the outcome of its move, so it had to be discreet. He may not be returned to the parish after the suspension.

We have just three months to the convention. It may be a way of taking him away from the place permanently. He has spent many years in that parish. He needed to be moved.

It was not Pastor Adeboye that suspended him. The governing council decided to suspend him. I think it’s a decision in the right direction. Though some believe it is coming late. They needed to investigate some of the things people were saying against him and the church.”

Fondly called PID, Pastor Iluyomade has been in the eyes of the storm following the 60th birthday of his wife, Siji Iluyomade. Many people believed the birthday which was celebrated just about a week after the unfortunate death of Wigwe in a helicopter crash in the US was in bad taste.

The Instagram page bio of Pastor Iluyomade, however, still refers to him as the Senior Pastor at the City of David Parish.

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